Know the area in which you are working. Familiarize
yourself with work site and other potential hazards in the
Use caution when in the vicinity of overhanging banks or
Keep your shoes clean. Before entering the cab, clean
any mud or grease from your shoes. This will reduce the
possibility of your foot slipping off a control pedal,
possibly resulting in an accident.
Since certain shoe sole materials are more slip resistant
than others, all operating and service personnel should
wear footwear with high slip resistant sole material.
Avoid a dirty or greasy crane. Keep the cab, deck, and
foot and hand holds free of mud and grease for operator
safety. Dirty equipment fails rapidly and makes good
Observe and heed possible pinch
performing checks and services.
Unless authorized and approved by U.S. Army Tank
Automotive Command, do not make any modifications,
alterations, or changes to a crane which could in any way
affect its original design. Such action invalidates all
warranties and capacity charts, and makes the
owner/user liable for any resultant accidents.
Keep the crane properly maintained and adjusted at all
times. Shut down the crane while making repairs or
Keep your fingers away from potentially hazardous
Always perform a function check after repairs have been
made to ensure proper operation. Load test should be
performed when structural or lifting members are
Do not store flammable materials on the crane at any
Never get off (or on) a moving crane.
When getting on or off a stationary crane, use both
hands and use handrails and steps provided.
Allow NO ONE other than the operator to be on the
crane while the crane is functioning or moving.
PREPARATION FOR USE/SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
BEFORE TURNING ON IGNITION SWITCH
The crane is shipped ready for use, i.e., all engine oil,
transmission oil, hydraulic oil and axles are ready for
Remove all packing materials securing the cab door.
Remove all protective material in the cab.
Remove straps securing tool box.
Remove fire extinguisher. Remove fire extinguisher
packing materials and install fire extinguisher in the
Service all lubrication points in accordance with LO
Service fuel tank.
Perform all B (before) and W (weekly) PMCS.
Install Quick Start Bottle.
The following starting and shutdown procedures should
be used to operate engine.